Officials said an Idaho State Trooper was justified in the shooting death of a man in a parked vehicle on a popular pass in June. The shooting happened on Lookout Pass, just two miles west of the Montana-Idaho state line.
NBC Montana looked at the official investigation and found officers deemed 26-year-old Alexander Mandarino of Whitefish an "immediate and continuing danger to a state trooper... and a Shoshone County Deputy."
The confrontation started with an Idaho state transportation worker calling in a request for a welfare check on Mandarino.
Documents said Trooper Todd McDevitt and Deputy Adam Durflinger questioned him for 45 minutes. Authorities say Mandarino grabbed a gun and struggled with the officers.
McDevitt fired his weapon at Mandarino, who died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.